Laura Halm Hamilton is a dancer, teacher, and choreographer. A Baltimore native, she received her BFA in dance from the Juilliard School in 2002. She had the pleasure of performing with Hubbard Street 2, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and as a soloist with the Ballett des Saarländischen Staatstheater in Saarbrücken, Germany. Over the course of her performance career, she has danced masterworks by contemporary choreographers Jiří Kylián, Ohad Naharin, Nacho Duato, and Johan Inger, among many others. Highlights include performing the title role of “Anastasia” in Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s Anastasia, the “Black Swan” in Marguerite Donlon’s Schwannensee–aufgetaucht, and the “Red Woman” in Inger’s Walking Mad. In 2014, Stijn Celis created the role of “Solveig” for Halm Hamilton in his reimagined production of Peer Gynt. As a member of the University of Washington’s Chamber Dance Company in 2016, she performed Lucinda Childs’ groundbreaking post-modern solo Carnation. During the 2017-18 season, Halm Hamilton was the rehearsal director and choreography assistant for Dance Company Nanine Linning in Heidelberg, Germany. From 2018 until Spring 2022, she returned to her alma mater to serve as the Dance Department Head at the Baltimore School for the Arts. During that time, she became certified in the somatic practice of Functional Awareness® and started working towards her MFA in Dance through Hollins University.